The Peter Do Fall/Winter 2023 collection showcases the designer’s remarkable ability to create endless wardrobe possibilities with a limited number of pieces. This innovative approach to fashion emphasizes the importance of versatility, timelessness, and genderless design in the world of luxury fashion.
As a designer with a keen eye for innovation and creativity, Peter Do set out to design a collection that could provide a new look for every day of the year. Despite falling 15 days short of his goal, the result was a stunning array of 351 outfits, expertly crafted using only 20-or-so different pieces. The process behind this feat involved Do and his team spending two days experimenting with endless combinations, ultimately leading to a “good reset” for the designer.
Peter Do’s decision to skip New York Fashion Week in February 2023 may have been due to the immense pressure and resource-draining nature of runway shows. However, this break allowed him to refocus and rediscover his unique voice. As Do himself stated, “I had time to edit down what I want to say. It feels like I found my voice, in a way. It feels like me”.
The foundation of the Fall/Winter 2023 lineup is built upon the pieces Do created for the Woolmark competition. The collection features a tight group of essentials characterized by the signature Peter Do logo – a single contrast stripe on the left arm. Notable items include mix-and-matchable Loro Piana wool blazers, chunky ribbed knits made with Zegna Baruffa yarns, and versatile leather coats with zip-off hems that convert into wrap skirts. Also included are wrinkle-free Japanese viscose separates that are easy to wear and available at lower price points than the rest of the collection.
Absent from the collection are superfluous embellishments, prints, and bold colors. Instead, Peter Do’s focus on a black and white palette and expert tailoring aligns with the internet’s current fascination with quiet luxury. However, Do rejects this label, stating, “Now that we have this foundation set, I’m excited to go back to creating newness”.
With plans to return to the runway in September 2023, Peter Do continues to prioritize genderless design, fitting each look on both men and women. This commitment to inclusivity and adaptability is a testament to Do’s innovative spirit and dedication to making a lasting impact in the world of luxury fashion.